Electronic

Interview: T.R.A.S.E

Engineer Andy Popplewell talks T.R.A.S.E, an LP he made as a teenager which still sounds like the future 30 years later...

Orbital receive Heritage Award

Seminal dance duo Orbital received a PRS for Music Heritage Award today to mark the spot of their first full gig – The Garage in Highbury, London.

Featured artist: Psapp

Very few bands are able to paint a complete picture using only music. Psapp are one of them. Their sound is instantly enveloping, inviting you to strain to hear every clatter and revel in every whoosh. Like an audible scrapbook, they meticulously gather secret thoughts and private sound recordings, embellishing them on record with homemade instruments and vintage organs. This week marks their welcome return after a five-year hiatus.

Playlist: Movember

This week we’re celebrating all the guys who are growing mos for Movember. Here at M Towers, we are watching with bated breath as the top lips slowly darken on three of our brethren. And, with some elaborate tash shapes already starting to make their presence felt, we’ve decided to look to the pop and rock world for some hairy inspiration. You'll find top tunes from Nick Cave, Andrew Weatherall, Giorgio Moroder, Motorhead, Frank Zappa and more...

30 seconds interview: Turtle

Turtle, the latest project from Glaswegian singer songwriter Jon Cooper, neatly links the intensity of Radiohead with the production prowess of Jon Hopkins or James Blake. On his latest EP, Who Knows, his leftfield pop leanings come into focus against a backdrop of bulky beats and murky electronics - leaving a warm glow after each listen. We spent 30 seconds with the upcoming producer to learn why Jean Michel Jarre caught him off guard...

Interview: Gary Numan

The synth-pop icon chats about the writing of his new album and how his low self esteem has come to define his sound...

Interview: Ben Turner

Ibiza International Music Summit founder Ben Turner is turning his attention towards London with the unveiling of the LEAF festival, a new event with Bestival creator Rob Da Bank. M gets the skinny on why now is the right time for LEAF…

Interview: Andy Meecham

M interviewed Bizarre Inc and Emperor Machine main man Andy Meecham on how he helped invent rave…

30 Seconds interview: Om Unit

Om Unit, aka Londoner Jim Coles, is a producer of bleeps and bass who views genres as something to mess with. Over ten years of music making has seen him record as 2tall and Philip K Dick as well as his current guise and produce electronics which zorb recklessly across the sphere of underground beats. His collaborators include everyone from Goldie to Machine Drum while his debut album as Om Unit is out via Civil Music on 28 October.